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Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on 1989-07-18

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Grateful Dead Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on 1989-07-18




Set 1

Touch Of Grey ~ Jack Straw
Jack-A-Roe
New Minglewood Blues
Friend Of The Devil
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Bird Song
The Promised Land

Set 2


Sugar Magnolia ->
Scarlet Begonias
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Eyes Of The World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
China Doll
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Hey Jude
Throwing Stones ~ Sunshine Daydream

Encore
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Location East Troy, WI

Source DSBD
Lineage D8 > Waveterminal 2496 (@44.1) > Samplitude 2496 > CDWav > mkwACT
Transferred by Jason Brantley

Notes

Notes:
d1t01 (Touch) diginoise at ~00:22, ~00:40, ~00:47
d1t02 (Jack Straw) diginoise at ~05:30, ~05:35* (Cut and Crossfaded)
d2t01 (Sugar Mag) diginoise from ~00:23-00:29
d2t04 (Eyes) digital signal error at ~03:17
d2t05 (Drums) small click at ~06:35* (removed)
d3t01 (Space) SBD problem at ~00:37-00:39
d3t06 (Sunshine) crowd noise was cut at ~04:59* (D.O. removed and crossfaded)

*errors repaired

If you find any unreported errors or have a copy of this show without
any of the reported errors drop me a line at jason@spreadwidepanic.com

-SBE in d1t02 fixed by William at TuneTree

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Reviews

Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2017
Subject: The downhill run

The middle night of the renowned, 3-day Alpine run; probably the best run of the '88-'89 period. The machine took over the stage all three dates and this is where the boys started mastering their latest toys. Most of the previous night was released as the Downhill from Here DVD. This night was shown in theaters in 2012. It is the most minimal of the three, but only by comparison - it's still a good show.

1st set. Starts with yr average Touch opener. It's no indication of what's going to come by the time you get the bashing Pair of Jacks: the 1st Jack in a best-of-89 and the latter in a version comparable to 5/21/77 and 6/08/77! Minglewood is good because of its momentum and crackles. FotD is a best-of-era - I'd venture best of '88-'89. It's a great set.

2nd set. Note the sequence. It seemed very playful at the time, opening with Sugar Mag, and though it's not the best rendering of that song, tranny fans will go agog at the door-slam-abrupt entry into Scarlet. It's redolent of when older bands, tired of their hits, proffer a casual-fan-appeasing medley - but in a funny way, since this isn't a hits band - albeit jarring, despite a smooth walk. Rather than the band, it takes the heads a moment to catch up to what just happened! Clearly planned. Everybody is speedy throughout; especially check Phil's approach here. For those tired of the usual segue to Fire, Dewiminna is a perfect pairing. I mean, c'mon: Sugar>Scarlet>Dewiminna>Eyes to open the 2nd?? This is party Dead. (The last one has another crazy, concise segue). Bobby wants to go into Terrapin after Space but Jer takes it into China Doll. 5 (count 'em: 5!) songs after Space with Sugar Mag bookending the entire set, but it's the first half of this set that stands out.

1st Set:  B
2nd Set: B-
Overall = 3½ stars

Highlights:
Jack Straw
Jack-a-Roe - both Jacks excellent
Minglewood - showpiece
Friend of the Devil - great version
Sugar Mag>Scarlet>Man Smart>Eyes - the meat

17th - Most consistent overall - 4½ stars
18th - Variable, with the great 1st set streak and most interesting 2nd set - 3½ stars
19th - Best 1st set - 4 stars
'89 Landmarks from this Run:
China>Rider - 17th
Friend - 18th
Scarlet - 18th
Althea - 19th

SOURCES: I like the brantley.28474 source and it was used for a great hansokolow matrix.
Reviewer: Salmon Will - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2012
Subject: Happy 4/20 everyone
As I type, 4/20/12, this show was just aired natiowide in theatres for 1 night, 4/19/12, and will soon be available in dvd format. Hope you went to your local theatre to catch this legendary show. Does not get any better than Alpine '89...They were smokin hot that weekend for sure. Peace, Salmon Will,
Reviewer: GarciaGrateful - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2010
Subject: WHAT??!?
First person to write a review?!?! How is this possible? This show is the best of the 7/17, 7/18, 7/19 run of Alpine Valley in '89. It may just be that nobody has written a review yet, but the other shows have had a lot of feedback as they should since they are awesome shows as well. 1989 was such a fantastic year. Tough > Jack Straw was always something I enjoyed, and the Sugar Magnolia and Sunshine Daydream as bookends for the second set is a cool concept. Happy listening.
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